Mistreatment In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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When one thinks of an asylum their minds go directly to insane, illness, and crazy; or at least that was what people of the 1950s transitioning into the 1960s. Instead, they contributed to the beat down of the mentally ill; abuse of the people who tried to get help when they thought they were sick. In Ken Kesey’s, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the mistreatment of patients in the asylum wing in a hospital is exhibited showing the cruelty of the workers or the stereotypical thought of someone who belongs in such an institution (when they do not even belong there). The main character Chief Bromden is a patient in the ward who pretends to be deaf in order to hear all information floating around in conversations. He is the narrator of the novel…show more content…
He is misogynistic in which he keeps commenting on the looks of her body. When going to reprehend McMurphy in his room he would say something along the lines of, “ … by asking something like did she wear a B cup, he wondered, or a C cup, or any ol” cup up at all?” (208). In other words , McMurphy was trying to make Nurse Ratched lose her whole effect of being angry by sayings antagonizing comments as stated previously. Not only does such comments are reprehensible they are offensive to women in general making Nurse Ratched’s hatred towards McMurphy okay. In all, not only did McMurphy try to make Nurse Ratched lose her stance, but he would also put her into concerning positions in her workplace as…show more content…
In addition, his dissatisfying slurs about Nurse Ratched’s body made him look like a terrible human being. Next, when McMurphy slammed his hand twice through the Nurses’ Stations glass he made a dangerous situation that should and was reprehensible. Lastly, with McMurphy’s indiscretions, Nurse Ratched had to make the safe decision by turning the other patient's opinions against McMurphy’s trip. The ultimate message was to portray that sometimes with the mentally ill there are right times when harsh, strict, and orderly rules enforced by someone who is strong is a good
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